Hospitality-focused architecture and interior design firm Stonehill Taylor has a named a new principal.
Mark Hayes joins the New York-based firm from Hayes after previously holding roles at hospitality design firms BBGM and HBA.
His appointment comes as Stonehill Taylor says it is "on the verge of a significant expansion into the Asia Pacific Region."
What's significant is that Hayes spent 10 years in Southeast Asia working on projects in mainland China and Indonesia, and with clients in Singapore and Malaysia.
Hotels in China that he's been involved with are pretty impressive too - they include The Sheraton Changchun Jing’Yuetan, The Sheraton Grand Wuhan Hankou, Four Points by Sheraton Hainan in Sanya, Xiamen Marriott Hotel & Conference Centre, and Hilton Tianjin Eco-City.
"It is truly an honour to be partnering with Stonehill Taylor’s abundantly talented designers to create inspiring and distinct hospitality experiences. I am thrilled to be part of the firm’s next chapter as it expands its footprint and portfolio outside of the US market," Hayes says.